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PMA09: Panasonic Announces Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm F4.0-5.8 ASPH MEGA O.I.S.

March 4, 2009


PMA09: Panasonic Announces Lumix G Vario HD 14-140mm F4.0-5.8 ASPH MEGA O.I.S.

Panasonic today unveiled a standard interchangeable zoom lens called the LUMIX G VARIO HD 14-140mm/F4.0-5.8 ASPH./MEGA O.I.S. as a new member of the LUMIX G Micro System. The new LUMIX G lens incorporates an inner focus direct-drive linear motor for focusing, which enables smooth, silent operation of its fast and accurate contrast AF system, for use in both photo and movie recording.


Sigma Releases Latest Lens Catalogue

Sigma released a lens catalogue with all their latest lens lineup for your refernece. The catalogue includes Wide Zoom Lenses, Standard Zoom Lenses, Telephoto Zoom Lenses, Standard Lenses, Macro Lenses, DC Lenses for Digital SLR Camera, Wide Lenses, and Tele Lenses.
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Sigma latest lens catalogue


Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM

The Sigma Corporation is pleased to announce the new large aperture 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM standard lens.

The 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM Specfication:

  • Standard lens with large maximum aperture of F1.4.
  • It creates sharp images with high contrast and ensures superior peripheral brightness.
  • Incorporates molded glass aspherical lens, perfectly correcting coma aberration and creating superior image quality.
  • Super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting.
  • Hyper Sonic Motor (HSM) ensuring silent, high-speed AF.


This is a large aperture prime lens with a standard focal length of 50mm, ideal for digital cameras. This lens is perfectly suited for a wide range of subjects enabling outstanding, sharply defined images against a nicely blurred background. The fast, F1.4 aperture makes this lens desirable for use with Digital SLR cameras.

This lens effectively becomes an 80mm medium telephoto lens on digital cameras with APS-C size image sensors. The optimum optical design and molded glass aspherical lens elements provide excellent correction for all types of aberrations. This lens has superior peripheral brightness and provides sharp, high contrast images even at the maximum aperture. Superior optical performance is also ensured throughout the focusing range. The super multi-layer lens coating reduces flare and ghosting.


This lens has a minimum focusing distance of 45cm (17.7”) and has maximum magnification of 1:7.4. It creates a very attractive blur, even when a small aperture is used.
This lens incorporates HSM (Hyper Sonic Motor), which ensures a quiet and high-speed AF as well as full-time manual focus override.

Sigma APO 50-150mm F2.8 II Sample Photo 100% Cropped

Announced at the beginning of December, the Sigma APO 50-150mm F2.8 II EX DC HSM was brought to test by DC Watch Japan recently. Coupled with Canon EOS 40D, the Sigma APO 50-150mm F2.8 II EX DC HSM has the effective focal length of 80-240mm in 35mm format. Browse below for its sample photo with 100% cropped photos included.